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Salutations fans and countrymen,
If you are an avid follower of this band you already know that Gunmetal Grey has been working with Strikerr Games to develop the soundtrack to an upcoming iPod/iPhone game. Well upcoming it is no longer! In other words, it’s been released.
In direct correlation with this piece of news, the soundtrack has also been released on bandcamp. Funny how these things happen like that.

I strongly recommend all of you to download the full soundtrack because (more than two songs were originally written for this game WINK WINK)
 

Also it is my obligation, nay, duty to remind you of Gunmetal Grey’s upcoming LIVE SHOW in case this is your first visit to this blog or in case of retrograde amnesia.
Remember, Smokey The Bear used to say that “only you can prevent forest fires” but there was an alternate take that people often forget where he proclaimed that “only you can buy tickets to go see Gunmetal Grey and save the band from a slow starving death of artistry and body.” However, the marketing chaps didn’t take well to it and the originals have since been destroyed.

Stop burning trees,
GMG

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The total number from all sites is like… 400 now?
It’s incredible. And also inedible.
By the way, if you somehow haven’t seen the most recent GMG news:
We are on Reverbnation
It’s pretty cool. Makes me feel like someone in the “in” crowd. (In all seriousness though, it IS cool and you should go see it)
Gunmetal Grey live performances are soon to come… (expect them in spring of 2014)

1) That’s cool.
2) The rest of you who visit need to listen to songs in multiples of 100 to keep making steady progress in landmarks like this, without breaking the coolness of an even number like 100.

Please note this is not the great important thing I was going to blog about yesterday. But for now I need to learn about Charles Manson.

Farewell.

YES, THE NEW ALBUM IS HERE. It is…..2 weeks late, but trust me ladies and gentlemen, it is worth the wait. I could make excuses, but I’m not going to. However, you will have approximately 3 more tracks BECAUSE of the delay, so don’t complain. Unless you pay for a download, in which case you can complain all you like.

I am actually quite pleased at this release, which marks a big milestone. For one, it definitively separates Gunmetal Grey from all the rest of the empty promises on the internet as a promise that was actually made good on. And that, to me at least, is significant. I’ve had the concept of Gunmetal Grey bouncing around and being experimented with for nigh on 3 years now, and having a coherent, published album that people can download and actually listen to is…well, it’s huge. It legitimizes all the time I’ve spent on it, and the concept as a whole.

So, yes, I am quite proud of this album. It’s 14 tracks, about 60 minutes long from what I can tell. It covers a range of different sounds, so I’m hesitant to try to describe any of it lest it taint your expectations. I’d rather have people listening to the music for its own sake rather than try to see how it fits into any number of pre-cut genres.

The download is, of course, completely free. But now hear this. If you can pay for the album, and you feel that it is worth it, please do. For one thing, Bandcamp only allows 200 people to download the album for free every month, and while I do not anticipate hitting that cap in the near future, if those who were able and willing paid for a download, that would help us all out 😉

HOWEVER. The most valuable thing you can do for the band at this point is spread the word!

About 4 hours ago I had a whole ton of stuff I was going to write in this post and I can’t remember any of it. Which will be driving me slowly insane throughout the day. This is why I am not super enthusiastic about blogging.

Well, here’s some news about the future for you:
I am already into a new bout of songs, so (depending on other life factors) there should be more new material within a couple of months.

I am looking at arranging/composing songs for live performance. So you in the Seattle/Redmond area keep an eye out. (That’s where I live! Did you know that?)

I am investigating possible avenues of promotion, and also working with a manager/visual consultant which should prove to be pretty significant.

I am a huge fan of concept albums, so be prepared for a stream of EP-length concept albums at some point.

I’m currently working on a song that will be released as a single with remixes of it. Remixing is an interesting venture (I’ll be posting thoughts about it someday). If any of you feel like they would maybe like to work on remixing material, contact me (commenting on this post should work fine initially) and we’ll converse. Probably through a digital medium.

Hey, if you want me to remix any of your stuff, I’d be willing to dialog with you as well (I just thought of this!)

The album artwork/band logo are going to look totally bangin in the future.

Also, I’m pregnant. (Not really)

Well thank you, fans and would-be fans and those who aren’t fans and all the google bots that occasionally crawl all over this page. I appreciate your support and I appreciate that you’ve read all the way to the end of this post, and I appreciate every one of you who download/listen to the music, becuase without an audience, I’d have naught but the walls and myself to create for. (And I’d do it even then, too).

(But it’s nicer if people are listening)

OH CRAP I ALMOST FORGOT TO PROVIDE ANOTHER LINK TO THE BANDCAMP PAGE
HERE IS WHERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ALL THE MUSIC FROM THE INTERNETS ONTO YOUR VERY OWN COMPUTER TERMINAL AND THEN TRANSFER IT TO A PORTABLE DEVICE IF YOU SO CHOOSE!
http://gunmetalgrey.bandcamp.com